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Women With HIV: You Don't Have to Settle

Just because you're living with HIV doesn't mean you have to lower your standards for love, activist Takia Miller explains.

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Interviews

This St. Louis–Based HIV Activist Uses Her Own Story to Make HIV Have ‘Meaning Behind the Numbers’

Positive Women’s Network-USA member and founder of Kneeshe Speaks, Kneeshe Parkinson, talks about the importance of connection, women, and telling our stories.

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Interviews

One of the Early ‘Foot Soldiers’ of HIV Activism Discusses Mobilizing in Black St. Louis

St. Louis–based advocate and educator Joan Ferguson talks about HIV work then and now.

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Interviews

After Losing a Mother and Two Sisters From HIV, This Woman Became an Advocate for Others

“I’ve walked beside them, so I can recognize the struggles, and maybe I can help make the walk easier.”

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51 Years Ago, a Black Teen Died of AIDS in St. Louis. Now, a Museum and Black Women Activists Will Honor His Legacy

The Griot Museum of Black History is hosting Impact HIV/AIDS, an exhibit and archive. Meet four Black women activists in St. Louis involved in the project.

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Interviews

This Black Museum Leader Is Using Art and Storytelling to Uncover St. Louis’ HIV History

“I want our stories told, even though I know that not all of them are great or are about uplift and accomplishments.”

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Press Releases

PWN Launches #PWNCares Sister Circle, a Program to Build Community and Reduce Isolation for Women Diagnosed with HIV

Advocates, providers, and people living with HIV interested in learning more about the PWNCares Sister Circle project are invited to attend a one-hour orientation webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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Features

Yes, Monogamous Couples Still Need STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not show up on tests immediately; for this and other reasons, routine testing is also important for people in exclusive relationships.

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Viewpoints

Doctor-Prescribed Birth Control Isn’t For Everybody — And That’s OK

Hormonal birth control can cause side effects that are intolerable for many women, whether they are sexually active or not. Candis McDow tells her story.

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Features

Emergency Contraception: Here's What You Should Know

These three forms of emergency contraception can keep you from becoming pregnant after having unprotected sex, or if your birth control method fails.

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Personal Stories

How Sex Toys Gave Me Sexual Confidence as a Plus-Size Woman

One woman explores sex toys as a way to allow her to focus on her own pleasure and break free of shame.